NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Government Relations

$25 Million More to Anti-Gun Group will Fund a Lot of Astroturf


Everytown for Gun Safety and its billionaire founder and funder, Michael Bloomberg, recently have pledged to spend $25 million on anti-gun efforts.



Firearms Education Deserves a Place in Schools


North Carolina legislators want high schools to offer an elective firearms safety course to improve gun safety awareness.



Nation’s Firearms Industry Executives in Washington for 10th Annual Congressional Fly-In


Executives from the nation’s firearms and ammunition manufacturers, distributors and leading retailers were in Washington, D.C., this week for the 10th annual congressional “fly-in.”



U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Rob Bishop Receive NSSF’s 2016 Legislator of the Year Awards


Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) were recognized as 2016 Legislators of the Year at the NSSF Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C.



AR-15 Used in Oklahoma Home Defense; Same Rifle 4th Circuit Court Says Americans Should Not Have


The 23-year-old, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, man was jarred awake by the sound of what turned out to be three masked men breaking through a glass door of the home owned by his father. The man armed himself with an AR-15. He confronted a criminal trio dressed in black, wearing masks and gloves. He fired in self-defense.



Suppressors: Doctors’ Prescription to Prevent Hearing Loss from Gunfire


Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership just published a white paper saying suppressors are the best medicine to prevent hearing loss from the sound of gunfire.



Gorsuch Sticks to His Guns, Proves His Legal Acumen and Affirms Heller


Judge Neil Gorsuch gave America a glimpse of the sort of Supreme Court justice he would be, in his testimony during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.



Tennessee State Lawmakers Meet NSSF Members


NSSF members met with more than 40 Tennessee state legislators at a reception in Nashville Wednesday and were reassured that the Volunteer State is open for business with the firearms industry.



Judge Neil Gorsuch Is the Justice We Need


Judge Neil Gorsuch heads to Capitol Hill this week as President Trump’s nominee to be the next associate justice on the Supreme Court. He’ll testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in three days of hearings.



Hearing Protection Act Critics are Suppressing Facts and Common Sense


Attaching a suppressor to a firearm is supposed to deaden the noise. But just the thought of threading one onto a barrel seems to be suppressing the appreciation of facts and common sense in anti-gun circles.



Gorsuch Receives ABA’s Highest Rating for Supreme Court


The American Bar Association (ABA) last week gave Judge Neil Gorsuch its highest rating for judicial nominees.



NSSF Members Visit Georgia State Capitol


NSSF today held its first Firearms Industry Day at the Georgia state Capitol in Atlanta where industry leaders representing firearm manufacturers, distributors and retailers were privileged to meet with Gov. Nathan Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.



New Attorney General Emphasizes Enforcement of Current Laws


Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions provided further assurance that NSSF was right for supporting his nomination and advocating for his confirmation as head of the Trump Administration’s Justice Department.



Secretary Zinke Downs Last-Minute Lead Ban; Preserves Sportsmen’s Ability to Participate in Traditions


Secretary Zinke, just hours into his first day on the job, took swift action in scrapping the ban on lead by hunters and anglers in outdoor recreation that was passed on the final full day by the Obama administration.



NSSF Praises Senate Confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior


Ryan Zinke, a former U.S. Representative (R-Mont.), was confirmed by the Senate in a 68-31 vote today.



U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Introduces NSSF-Backed National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill


U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has introduced the NSSF-supported Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S. 446).



Memo to Gov. Hickenlooper: Help Colorado Economy by Reversing Some Gun-Control Policies


Colorado could benefit by scrapping the gun control policies that have already cost the state millions of dollars in revenue.



Rotary International Tells Clubs to Drop their Guns


It came as a surprise to learn that the 18-member Rotary International (RI) board recently decided to address a “lack of clarity" around RI’s firearm policy.



NSSF Illustrates Business Impact of Malloy’s Policies


Governor Dannel Malloy is once again targeting the state’s gun owners. This time, with a massive increase in pistol permit fees.



Seattle’s Gun and Ammunition Tax: How Much has Been Collected?


The Seattle City Council in 2015 passed a so-called gun violence tax on guns and ammunition. Now we'd like to know how much money this gun tax actually raised.